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DOEvS IT PAY TO ESTABLISH AND BUILD UP COLLEGES ?
"Planting colleges and filling them with studious young men and
women is planting seed corn for the world." — Adoniram Judson.
A college that makes a "glorious union of the highest learning with
the deepest piety, is a light to lighten the nations and the glory of our
Israel." — George W. Eaton.
IS A COLLEGE EDUCATION HELPFUL TO SUCCESS IN
"My own class in Harvard College numbered eighty-nine at grad-
uation. Eleven of that number, or one-eight of the whole, have
attained remarkable success in business. * * * In Eastern
Massachusetts, graduates of Harvard get greatly more than their numer-
ical proportion of the best places in banking, insurance, transportation
and manufacturing. * * I speak from no little personal obser-
vation when I say that there is no more striking general fact about the
graduates of Harvard during the past fifty years than their eminent
success in business. From one-fifth to one-third of the members of the
successive graduating classes ultimately go into business. The same is
probably true of many another American college." — President Elliott of
THE BAPTIST COLLEGE
by the Legislature of
1858-9. It is Under the Con-
trol of the Baptist Denomination of
Oregon. Its Aim is to Offer to Young Men
and Women the Best Education Possible at the Least Possible
Expense to them. It has a Collegiate, Business, Preparatory and
Musical Department. It has Five Courses of Study, Three
Leading to Degrees and Two Leading to Certificates of
Graduation. Full Information as to Expenses,
Courses of Study and Advantages for
the School Year 1892-93 will be
found in this Catalogue.
The school year is divided into three terms of thirteen weeks each.
First Term begins Tuesday, September 6, 1892
Second Term begins Monday, Decembers, 1892
Holiday Vacation December 25, 1892 — January 2, 1893
Third Term begins Monday, March 12, 1893
Regular recitations and full v.ork on the first day of each term.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1893
Hon. W. C. Johnson, L. L. D Oregon City
Hon. Henry Failing Portland
Hon. Joseph Cravens Independence
D. C. LaTOURETTE Oregon City
N. J. Beagen Portland
Rev. R. McKieeop McMinnville
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1894
Rev. R. WhiTaker Salem
Hon. J. N. Doeph Portland
A. C. ChandeER McMinnville
John H. Smith Astoria
J. M . PrueTT, M. D Pendleton
Henry F. Merriee Albany
TERM EXPIRES JUNE, 1895
Rev. A. J. Hunsaker Independence
Amasa Sanders McMinnville
J. B. Magers
Rev. C. M. Hiee Portland
Rev. R. D. Grant Portland
Rev. J. H. Teai,e East Portland
T. G. BROWNSON, President,
Josiah Failing Professorship of English Literature.
Latin, Psychology, Philosophy.
MRS. T. G. BROWNSON.
French, German, English.
W. F. FARGO,
MRS. F. E. WOLFENDEN,
The names of the Faculty appear in the order of their appointment.
COURSES OF STUDY
The aim of the ,College is to give such discipline of the mental
powers as is essential to the highest success in business life, and at the
same time to give a fair mastery of the branches that are here taught
To-day hundreds who expect to enter business life, as well as those who
are looking toward the professions, are anxious to secure the broadest
culture and the most thorough mental training. A brief description of
the courses of study is here presented :
The Classical, Course gives a prominent place to those branches
that for centuries have been considered the leading disciplinary studies:
Greek, Latin and Mathematics. A thorough study of mathematics is
universally recognized as of the highest value. The Latin and Greek
languages are unsurpassed store houses of intellectual strength. These
masterpieces in history, poetry and oratory, have been studied with de-
light by the great scholars of all civilized nations. This course also
furnishes a fair opportunity for the study of French, German, Litera-
ture, History, the Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy.
The Scientific Course offers special advantages in the sciences
and the modern languages. Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Geol-
ogy and Astronomy are taken as a full study during the last three years
of the course. Physical Geography is taught in connection with these
studies. The text-book is used, but many experiments are given and
much work done outside of the text-book. It is believed that this
course as now offered is deserving of the heartiest patronage.
McMINN VILLE COLLEGE.
The Normal Course differs from the Scientific in that profes-
sional studies hold a prominent place in the senior year. The aim of
this Course is to give both mental discipline and professional knowledge
together with such a mastery of the branches here studied as will fit
the teacher for the highest positions in public school work. The second
and third-rate positions in public school work are overcrowded, but there
is a strong and increasing demand for thoroughly equipped teachers.
The course here offered is not a short and easy course. It will require
four years of hard work to complete it. Teachers who expect to secure
and hold prominent and well-paid positions in the public school cannot
afford to take a shorter course than this. Those completing this course
will be eligible to the state certificate as provided for at the last legis-
The Business Course offers a superior business education. ''What-
ever may be your choice of a business pursuit, it should be remembered
that the better you are qualified for it, the more likely you will be to
succeed in it. It is a fact which cannot have escaped the notice of any-
one who has given the matter any thought, that those who are best
educated for their business calling (other things being equal) invariably
take the highest positions." These sentences from the pen of a promi-
nent business man deserve the careful study of the youth of to-day.
It is beyond dispute that a thorough business education is a prerequi-
site to eminent success in business life. Such an education cannot be
obtained without close application and persistent stud}-, and it cannot
be obtained in a few short months. The course here offered is not an
easy one. It requires two years of hard study to complete it, but it is
none too thorough for those to master who expect to take prominent
positions in business life.
To enter any one of the above courses students will be required to
pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Writing Spelling, Geogra
phy, English Grammar, Written and Mental Arithmetic, United States
History and Physiology, or to furnish satisfactory evidence that they
have fairly mastered these branches. Proficiency in these branches lies
at the basis of all successful work in the studies pursued in the college
course . The Preparatory Department offers superior advantages to stu-
dents who are deficient, in these common branches.
Manj 7 students are so situated that they cannot see their way to take
a regular course . To such students the best of advantages are offered to
take such studies as they desire. Such students will have just as thor-
ough instruction and just as good opportunities in every respect as those
taking a regular course. Attention, however, is called to the fact that
as a rule students receive more real benefit by entering upon a regular
course, even if they cannot see their way to complete that course.
The degree of Bachelor of Science is conferred upon those who
complete the Scientific Course ; the degree of Bachelor of Literature
upon those who complete either the Classical or the Normal Course, and
a diploma upon those who complete the Business Course.
TRAINING OF TEACHERS.
The demand for thoroughly trained teachers becomes more imper-
ative year by year. While Normal Schools are doing an important
work, their courses of study are too short to fit teachers to secure and
hold the leading positions in the public schools. More and more is it
becoming true that the best salaried and most prominent positions in
the public schools are held by college graduates. Experience has abun-
dantly shown that there is no training so effective for the teacher of the
public school as that of the well equipped college. The recent act of
the legislature of Oregon, as given below, is a hearty recognition of the
successful work of the college as a preparatory school for teachers.
One reason why McMinnville College is offering so thorough a Normal
course is because of this increasing demand for college graduates as
teachers in the public schools.
Be it enacted by the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon,
That all persons who shall complete a required course of study and re-
ceive a literary degree therefor in any institution of learning of collegi-
ate or university grade, chartered or incorporated under the laws of this
state, and shall have passed such examination thereon as may be
approved by the State Board of Education, shall be entitled to receive
a State Diploma, as is now authorized by law, and after six years of suc-
cessful teaching in the State of Oregon, shall be entitled to the State
Life Diploma, as now provided by law, when they shall have paid the
required fee for said diploma.
Higher Arithmetic Higher Arithmetic
English Literature American Literature
Greek Reader Xenophon
Trig, and Surveying
Trig, and Surveying Psychology
School Management Astronomy
Art of Teaching Oreg. School Law
For the present it seems advisable and necessary to offer opportunity
to study the common branches. Some of our students have been out of
school for several years and find it necessary to review the common
studies. Some of our students have been over the common studies, but
have not mastered them. We also have each year quite a number of
students who come because they are convinced that superior advantages
are offered in the common branches. So long as it seems best to main-
tain this department, superior advantages will be offered. At present
there is offered in this department a course of study covering two years.
U. S. History
U. S. History
U. S. History
THE MUSICAL DEPARTMENT
Recognizing that the fine arts are an important element in mental
culture, and that attainments in instrumental and vocal music are of
great practical value to young men and women, special effort has been
put forth the last two years to make the musical department of this
college one of the best in the state. The growth of this department has
been exceptionally encouraging. While the aim has been to secure the
most efficient teaching that can be secured, it has also been the desire of
the institution to make the tuition as low as possible, in order that those
of limited means may avail themselves of the advantages that are
offered. Superior instruction in vocal music in classes is offered at
merely a nominal tuition . The value of the voice culture that is thus
secured cannot be overestimated. Its value is seen not only in singing,
but in public speaking as well.
All pupils, whether study instrumental or vocal music, should enter
the department of sight-reading. The ability to read music at sight lies
at the basis of a true musical education. Very few among the thous-
ands who are studying music are able to read even plain hymn tune
correctly at sight, consequently labor under great disadvantage.
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Mathews' Twenty Lessons to a Beginner. MacDougall's Studies in
Melody and Mason's Touch and Technics.
Lebert and Stark Book II. Kuhlau Sonatines, Haydn Sonatas,
Technical Exercises and Scales from memory.
Heller op. 46 and 47. Czerny op. 299, Mozart and Schubert Sona-
tis, Spindler op. 141. Technical Studies.
Cramer Studies, parts 1, 2 and 3. Bach's two part inventions.
Kulluck's Octave Studies. Technical Studies. Mendelssohn's Songs
without words. Beethoven Sonatas. Chopin Waltzes. Elements of
Clementi Gradus ad Parnassum, parts 1 and 2. Bach's Well-Tem-
pered Clavichord. Chopin Nocturnes and Ballades. Concertos by
Mendelssohn, Hummel and Beethoven ; also concert pieces by Mendel-
ssohn, Weber, Rubenstein and Liszt. Elements of Harmony, Emery.
All pupils entering the four years course in piano, must have a
knowledge of the rudiments of music, and must have completed the
work of the preparatory department or its equivalent.
The course of study in piano-forte playing is systematically arranged,
and pupils who complete the course will be graduated in music with an
appropriate diploma. The time occupied in completing this course will
depend upon the ability of the pupil and the proportion of time devoted
to musical study.
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Tuition in Senior year is $14 a term ; in all other classes in any de-
partment $11 a term. Room rent in the college building $3, $4, $5 a
term, each student, according to room. Fuel, each room, per year, $8,
$10, $12, according to room. Elocution, in class, one lesson
a week, $1 a term. Vocal music, in class, two lessons a week, (twenty-
four lessons) $1.25 a term. Private lessons in voice culture, on the
piano, organ, banjo or guitar, one lesson a week, per term of 13 weeks,
$8.50. Private lessons in voice culture, on the piano, organ, banjo or
guitar, one lesson a week, half-term (six lessons) $4. When two lessons
a week are taken, a reduction of ten per cent is given. Use of piano
one hour a day, $3 per term. Diploma, $5.
Ahh bills are TO BE paid in advance. No deductions are made
except in cases of protracted sickness. Absences of a few days invari-
ably make extra work for teachers.
Inquiry is often made as to the expense for a year. The following
table covers all the necessary expenses. The lowest and the highest
necessary expenses are given. The total annual expense — exclusive
of clothing and traveling expenses — need not exceed $200.
Tuition $33 $ 42
Room Rent 9 15
Fuel and Lights. .' 12 18
Board $3 a week , 39 weeks 117 117
Washing 10 16
Books 6 12
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FACTS WORTH CONNING.
The aim of this College is "to offer young men and women the best
education possible at the least possible expense to them." The study
of a large number of catalogues shows that at many colleges the ex-
penses are very much higher. In several colleges of this state the
tuition is considerably higher than at McMinnville. In nearly all the
tuition in music is higher. Board in private families is as cheap or
cheaper than in any college town in the state.
COMPARED WITH EASTERN COLLEGES
Expenses are much lower at McMinnville. At the University of Roch-
ester tuition is $75 a year ; at Amherst, $110 and room rent from $18 to
$45 a year ; at Rutgers, tuition $75 a year, incidentals $8 and reading
room fee $2. At Wesleyan tuition is $75 a year, room rent from $12 to
$50 and incidentals $21 a year. At Brown University tuition is $100 a
year, room rent $32 to $70, incidentals, for those not residing in the
college, $29 a year, and for those in the college, $43. At the University
of Pennsylvania tuition is $150 a }^ear ; at Chicago University $25 a
In Peddie Institute, music is $50 a year ; in Bucknell University, $45
a year ; in Cook Academy, $60 a year ; in Syracuse University, $100 a
year ; in Connecticut Literary Institute, 75 cents a lesson ; in Whitman
College, 24 half-hour lessons for $16 ;in Ottawa University, 20 lessons
for $12, $15, $18, according to grade of student; in California College)
$40 a year ; in the University of Oregon, $1 a lesson. These facts are
all taken from the catalogues of the above institutions. They show that
tuition in all departments in McMinnville College is considerably cheap-
er than in many other institutions, both East and West, although ex-
penses in the East are supposed to be much less than on the Pacific
McMINNVILLE COLLEGE. 19
McMinnville College is located just outside the city limits of Mc-
Minnville, Oregon. McMinnville is easily accessible from every part of
the North Pacific coast, being situated on the Southern Pacific Railroad,
west side division, 50 miles south of Portland. From all points south
there is direct connection ; by the way of Albany and Corvallis, or by
stage from Salem to McCoy and thence by the Southern Pacific to Mc-
Minnville, or by way of Portland.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS.
The College has a campus of 30 acres, admirably adapted for the
purpose and beautiful for situation. Upon this campus there was built
in 1882 one of the finest buildings for educational purposes to be found
on the Pacific coast. The building is 106 feet in length, 79 in breadth,
and four stories in height. The basement story contains accommoda-
tions for a boarding department ; the second affords a commodious
chapel, President's rooms, class rooms, etc. ; the third and fourth, class
rooms, library, a number of eligible rooms for students, and Philergian
Self-government is the ideal at McMinnville College. Students are
expected to conform to the usages of good society, and to conduct them-
selves as they would in a refined, well-ordered home. Only those who
are willing to do so are desired as pupils. No set of rules to cover all
cases can be laid down. A high moral sense is necessary to guide a
student in a society like this. If a student does not have this and . it
cannot be developed in him, his parents will be notified, after a due
trial, to remove him from the school. This is not a reform schoov,
young men are expected to give evidence of manhood, and young
women of womanhood.
Only a partial list of text-books is here given. Arithmetic, Fish ;
Grammar, Clark, Reed and Kellogg ; Algebra, Robinson's Elementary,
Wentworth ; Geometry, Trigonometry, Wentworth ; U. S. History,
Barnes ; General History, Barnes ; Rhetoric, Hill ; Physiology, Hutch-
inson ; Physical Geography, Houston ; Latin Grammar, Harkness ;
Latin Reader, Harper and Burgess ; Harkness' Preparatory Course in
Latin Prose Authors ; Virgil, Brooks ; Greek Grammar, Goodwin ;
First Lessons in Greek, White ; Anabasis, Goodwin ; Roman History,
Leighton ; English Literature, Shaw ; Logic, Jevon ; Psychology, Hill ;
Geology, Dana; Astronomy, Young; French, Ahn ; German, Ahn ;
Moral Philosophy, Robinson ; Zoology, Orton.
Friday evening musical and literary entertainments have been held
during the last four years, and have proved a splendid opportunity for
elocutionary practice. All of the students have the privilege of taking
part in these exercises, and all have the opportunity of receiving elocu-
tionary drill free of charge for these entertainments. The Philergian
society also furnishes excellent opportunity in this line of work. It
meets regularly each Saturday night. Private classes in elocution will
be organized at a mere nominal expense, when desired.
Each year the students appreciate more and more the excellent
library that the college now possesses. Valuable additions have been
made the last year. "McMinnville College Library Day" enables the
college to buy a few new books as they are needed, but that day is not
as fully observed as it ought to be. Great libraries grow, book by book.
Constant additions must be made. We look to the friends of the college
for help to make the library still better. We need additions in History,
English Literature, Biography and Science especially.
THE READING ROOM.
The interest in this room is growing year by year. A partial list of
the papers in the reading room the last year is the following : The Ex-
aminer, The Daily Oregonian, The Standard, The Christian Herald, The
Christian Inquirer, The Chicago Herald, The Leader, The Pacific Bap-
tist, The Baptist Sentinel, The Baptist Teacher, The Worker, The Mis-
sionary Magazine, The Home Mission Monthly, Education, The North
American, The Educational Review, The Forum, The Reporter, The
Telephone, The Astorian, The Young Men's Era. Most of these will be
in the reading room the coming year. It is hoped that others may be
added. Contributions to this room are solicited.
The Philergian Society, composed of young ladies and gentlemen „
meets regularly each Saturday evening. The exercises, consisting of
singing, debates, essays, recitations, orations, declamations, etc., are of
great value to the students.
The Missionary Society holds a public meeting once a month.
These meetings are growing in interest and in value . During the pres-
ent year there has been a systematic study of various mission fields.
There is also among the students an organization of the Young
Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association.
These hold meetings regularly for the study of the Bible and for religious
culture. These meetings have proved to be of great benefit to many
students, encouraging them in christian work and fitting them for larger
usefulness in after years.
This College was founded to promote christian culture. Every
teacher is a professed christian. The Baptist church of McMinnville
takes special interest in the religious culture of students. Many of the
students are earnest Christians, and deeply interested in their fellow
students. Firmly believing that intellectual culture and religious cul-
ture should be closely united, patrons of the College may rest assured
that earnest efforts will be put forth to make the religious atmosphere
healthy to the best culture of the students.
AID TO STUDENTS.
It is the aim of the Trustees to have McMinnville College always
accessible to young men and women of limited means, especially such as
desire an education that they may be come useful in some form of
christian work. Direct aid is not given to any extent, but a number of
students are each year furnished with work by the friends of the College
to pay in part their expenses. A boy or girl of pluck and perseverance
can work out an education, and is encouraged to do so. Applications
for work should be made to the president at an early day and accom-
panied with suitable references. Young men with the ministry in view
and young women who desire to fit themselves to become missionaries
are especially invited to correspond with the President, and every effort
will be put forth to help such secure a thorough education. A leading
feature of the Oregon Baptist Education Society is to assist approved
students in Baptist schools.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS,
In the College building are a few fine rooms for students. Most of
these rooms are not furnished, except with a stove. There are accom-
modations for a few young ladies on the same floor with the President's
living rooms. The basement is usually rented to a family with the
privilege of keeping boarders. Table board the last year was three
dollars a week. A number of families live within a few minutes' walk
of the building, where private board, with or without room, can be ob-
tained at reasonable prices. Quite a number of students club together
and hire rooms and keep house. This is an economical way of doing.
So far, there has been no trouble in getting board at low prices.
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Regular attendance at chapel service.
Regular attendance at all recitations.
Strict observance of study hours.
Payment of all damages to furniture and building.
Tuition, room rent, fuel and music bills in advance.
1. The dropping of a study without leave of the teacher.
2. The taking of more than four full studies, except by special per-
3. Absence from town without permission.
4. The use of tobacco in the building or on the college grounds.
5. The visiting of any saloon or billiard hall.
Are held from time to time , occupying the time of the regular recita-
tion. As a rule, examinations are held at the close of each term ; some-
times at the close of a study only, when it comes near the end of a term.
All recitations and examinations are marked on a scale of 100, and an
average of 75 is required before passing from one class to another. An
accurate record of the standing of each student is preserved, both of
recitations and examinations. Reports will be sent to parents or guard-
ians on application.
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You who receive this catalogue will receive it because you are be-
lieved to be deeply interested in higher education. Your help in the
building up of McMinnville College is earnestly solicited. There are
many ways in which you can do so. You can speak a good word for the
College. You can place this catalogue in the hands of persons whose
thoughts and hearts may be turned toward the college. You can send
the President names of persons who might be favorably influenced by a
catalogue or a personal letter from him. You can remember this school
in your prayers ; you can remember it in your will. The college looks
to you for help in one or all of these various ways. See to it that she
does not look in vain.
THE GROWTH OF FIVE YEARS.
Since the erection of the college building in 1882, the college has
had a steady and healthy growth. During the last five years that
growth has been especially encouraging. In that time the library has
grown from 515 to 1666 volumes ; the receipts from tuition last year were
considerably more than twice what they were five years ago ; two fine
pianos have been secured for the music department ; two salaried
teachers have been added to the faculty ; a fine telescope secured, and
some $8,000 added to the permanent endowment. The growth of these
years certainly justifies the heartiest support of the many friends of the
It must, however, be remembered that this growth calls for enlarged
facilities. Growth always creates demand for larger resources. Some
needs are becoming imperative. One of these is more apparatus for
Ralph E- Storey
George W. Swope
Charles J. Weed
Carl L. Weed
Ward J. Wisecarver
Clyde E. Wolf
John H. Loder
James B. Dodson
William J. Dodson
Delia G. Garrison
Eddie D. Graham
George H. Handley
J. R. G. Haynes
Rupert C. Hill
John W. Hilleary
Lyman E. Latourette
Nellie E. Latourette
S. E. Lapham
John H. Loder
E. W. Oliver
Arthur L. Pope
Fred A. Ramsey
Matthew G. Redmond
William D. Risley
J. Winfield Scott
Harry H Sharpe
Georgia E. Storey
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teaching science. Another is the payment of a floating debt that was
incurred several years ago. A more imperative need is the increasing
of the permanent endowment. Who is ready to invest some money for
It grows brighter each year. Each year the regular income is in-
creasing. Each year the students as a body are superior in their attain-
ments to those of the preceding year. Each year confidence in the
future of the college becomes stronger. Each year new friends are
secured. The last year was by far the best financial year in the history
of the college. There is every reason to believe that the coming year
will be better still. The outlook is certainly full of promise.
Any information not found in this catalogue will be gladly furnished
by mail. Correspondence is solicited. Such letters may be addressed
to the President,
T. G. BROWNSON,
NAMES OF STUDENTS
Martin E. Adams
John H. Alexander
Edith B. Brown
Frank W. Bewley
Bernal B. Bewley
J. B. Dodson
J. R. G. Haynes.
Nellie Mc Mi lien
McMINNVILLE COLLEG E .
W. J. Dodson
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